What’s a hero? For Izuku Midoriya, the answer to that question has always been simple: “Everything I want to be!” And who is the ultimate hero? Well, the legendary All Might, of course. All Might is the number one ranked hero and also the “Symbol of Peace” in the world. Not in his wildest dreams could Izuku have imagined that he would soon cross paths with his childhood hero…
In Boku no Hero Academia, status is governed by “Quirks”—unique superpowers which develop in childhood. But, unfortunately, hero otaku Midoriya “Deku” Izuku never had a Quirk. That is, until he met All Might, the greatest hero of all time.
Izuku’s transformation from dreamer to superhero begins at Yuuei Academy, the top-ranked hero-training high school in Japan. Izuku is on cloud nine when he’s accepted to this prestigious academy, especially when he finds out that All Might is one of the teachers. What surprises does this mighty academy offer? And will Izuku be able to keep up with his elite classmates?
When I started watching this, I was immediately drawn in by the bright colors and action sequence. The opening was certainly no joke either. It provided an introduction of sorts for the other characters and left me wanting to find out who these people were.
The whole gist of the show was very intriguing. I found myself wanting to know what it would be like to live as an ordinary human in a world where everyone has supernatural powers.
At first, I didn’t really like the main character Izuku all that much. To me, he seemed like too much of a pushover and kind of wimpy when it came to facing his bullies. But when a glimpse of his backstory was shown, I couldn’t help but be sympathetic towards him. His desire to be a hero, despite being “Quirkless”, really helped me see his point of view better. Despite this, I still wish he would’ve stood up for himself a little bit more. Hopefully, this improves as each episode goes on. After all, I am a major sucker for character development.
Overall, the first episode of this series was really good. There was subtle humor and a main character with an admirable goal. It seems like the debut season of Boku No Hero Academia has something great in store for us all.